The Caine Prize for African writing was announced yesterday and the list was quite surprising to say the very least; four Nigerians and 1 Sierra Leonian. No other nationality was
If you are following the literature space from out of Nairobi you would probably believe that the only people who have written books in Kenya are Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and
One of my favourite movies is Quentin Tarantino offering From Dusk Till Dawn. The 1997 movie with a starring cast including George Clooney and Salma Hayek begins as a sort
I came back home in September 2001 two weeks after Osama Bin Laden decided that bombing East Africa wasn’t getting him the attention he as a true evil genious deserved.
t was an evening to remember at the Book Cafe in Harare last night as Zambian born South African/Zimbabwean author Zukiswa Wanner launched two of her books in the Zimbabwean
This Thursday was a special day as I had a beer with author and Cornell University professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Cornell Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi was in town recently to
OK folks. Lets try something new today. Like learn what the folks who were compiling an anthology that I am currently reading called Behind The Shadows had to go through
We love motivational books in Kenya don’t we? If there is one genre of books we snap up like crazy it is the one that tell you how to be
Its been a good time for some in the writing business. Ng’ang’a Mbugua recently won the Wahome Mutahi Literature award for his excellent Different Colours read this weekend. He was
Yesterday saw me visiting the Nairobi International book fair in Nairobi and I have to say that I had pretty decent time. You can still visit it as it ends
The Kenya Defence Forces aka the KDF were deployed in October 2011 on Kenya’s first offensive motion as an independent nation. They went to Somalia to fight the Al Shabaab
Like the night turns into day and day back into day another Storymoja Hay festival was upon us. This year the venue had moved to the National Museum at the
I woke up this morning to the news that Barbara Kimenye the author of the the Moses Series of children’s books is dead. Very sad. There is hope for children’s
The Paralympic games ended in London last Sunday and the victorious team has already come home even meeting the British envoy at his house in Nairobi for a huge bash.
The Storymoja Hay Festival is back. The event is set to hit Nairobi on 13-16th September at the National Museum of Kenya. I first attended the festival in 2009 when